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By Duane Hall, October 6, 2015
Bernard Moore Temple Marker
Texas (Bell County), Temple — 15999 — Bernard Moore Temple(November 4, 1843 - October 5, 1901)
Born near Fredericksburg, Virginia, Bernard Moore Temple was a noted railroad engineer. In 1862, he enlisted in the Virginia artillery, joining the Confederate Army, where he acquired engineering experience in artillery and ordnance. Temple made use . . . — Map (db m90018) HM
Texas (Bell County), Temple — 5224 — City of Temple
Founded in 1881, on the Santa Fe line, Temple, like dozens of Texas towns, owed its beginning to the railroad and was, in fact, named for a Santa Fe official, B.M. Temple. On June 29, 1881, a gala town lot sale, with free barbecue, was held by . . . — Map (db m89965) HM
Texas (Bell County), Temple — 18315 — Cora Anderson Negro Hospital
Officially opened on May 17, 1953, Cora Anderson Negro Hospital offered medical services to the growing African American population of Temple and greater Bell County. The hospital featured 16 patient rooms and a surgical suite. It was located only . . . — Map (db m131552) HM
Texas (Bell County), Temple — 13051 — Moffat Cemetery
This burial ground began as a family and Masonic cemetery. Although many, possibly older, graves exist, the oldest marked grave is that of Mary Marshall (d. 1861). In 1869, eight years after Marshall's death, J.A. Grimes sold his farm to Mary E. . . . — Map (db m118964) HM
Texas (Bell County), Temple — Pool of Tears Veterans Memorial
The Sacrifice and Endurance Of Those Who Have Served, And The Ones Who Loved Them, Captures Our Hearts, Abides In Our Minds, And Protects Our Very Existence. They Will Not Be Forgotten; Their Memory Will Live In Each Generation As We . . . — Map (db m90039) WM
Texas (Bell County), Temple — 6448 — Site of Organization of the Texas Forestry Association
One of Texas’ oldest conservation organizations. W. Goodrich Jones (1860-1950), who came to Temple as a banker in 1888, felt need for trees in this prairie town. He led planting drives in Temple, and in 1889 saw to establishment of a statewide Arbor . . . — Map (db m89966) HM
Texas (Bell County), Temple — 5223 — Temple Public Library
On March 29, 1900, the Women’s Literary Club and the Self Culture Club formed a city federation for the purpose of organizing a public library. Soon the first library opened in a corner of the post office building and later moved to a book store. In . . . — Map (db m90017) HM

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